View Full Version : Andrew meets Zack De La Rocha, confirms RATM for Coachella

01-21-2007, 05:18 PM
This was Friday night, the 12th.

BBALLARL (12:21:06 AM): okay heres the story
BBALLARL (12:21:21 AM): me and my 3 friends were mini golfing at the glow-in-the-dark golf at the bridge
BBALLARL (12:21:36 AM): and one of my friends bought an icee, so i suggested we get slurpees
BBALLARL (12:21:41 AM): cause it sounded good
BBALLARL (12:22:04 AM): so we drive to the one on washington and lincoln, and i fill up the slurpee or whatev, and am walking over to get gummi worms
BBALLARL (12:22:30 AM): and i see this guy and girl walk in, and i look at the guys face (he had his hood on over his head) and immediately think "thats fucking zack de la rocha"
BBALLARL (12:22:32 AM): )*
strokesoco (12:22:42 AM): ;p;
strokesoco (12:22:44 AM): lol
BBALLARL (12:22:57 AM): and so i walk over to my friends and say "i think thats zack de la rocha from ratm"
BBALLARL (12:23:14 AM): and they know the band but not him and dont give a shit cause they listen to lil wayne and terrible terrible music
BBALLARL (12:23:38 AM): so i walk over to pretend t o get something again, and we both get to the line at the same time
BBALLARL (12:23:49 AM): and i think for a sec if i should ask, and decide to
strokesoco (12:23:55 AM): hehehe
BBALLARL (12:24:01 AM): and so i said "excuse me...are you zack de la rocha"
BBALLARL (12:24:11 AM): and he half-smiles and says "i am, i am"
BBALLARL (12:24:20 AM): and i get this big douchey grin on my face and kind of freeze
BBALLARL (12:24:33 AM): btw, i want you to copy and paste this convo so people dont think im bullshitting in a few weeks
strokesoco (12:24:33 AM): HAH
strokesoco (12:24:41 AM): hahahahaha ok
BBALLARL (12:24:42 AM): save it to a word document
strokesoco (12:24:50 AM): its already saved in my aim log
strokesoco (12:24:53 AM): <3 dead aim
BBALLARL (12:24:53 AM): bulls on parade shitting...ohhhhhhhh
strokesoco (12:25:04 AM): yeah that doesnt work
strokesoco (12:25:06 AM): sorry
BBALLARL (12:25:13 AM): anyway, so he is like "whats your name?"
BBALLARL (12:25:18 AM): and i say "andrew"
BBALLARL (12:25:33 AM): and he sticks out his hand and says "hey im zack. nice to meet you."
BBALLARL (12:25:38 AM): and i shake his hand
strokesoco (12:25:39 AM): awww!
BBALLARL (12:26:05 AM): and he says "this is my gf catalina" (with super spanish accent on the name). and she shakes my hand and says nice to meet you as well
strokesoco (12:26:15 AM): hot?
BBALLARL (12:26:41 AM): so this is where the exact order of the events gets fuzzy, because at this point im thinking "should i ask?" plus i really admire this guy so im trying not to be a douche
BBALLARL (12:26:46 AM): and no, shes not, but she was very nice
BBALLARL (12:27:15 AM): and i think i just said "so are you guys playing coachella this year?"
BBALLARL (12:27:20 AM): you guys obviously meaning RATM
BBALLARL (12:27:51 AM): and he says "i cant tell you that" but he and his gf both kind of eye-smile (you know where their eyes twinkle, and you can tell theyre keeping a secret? that kind of thing)
BBALLARL (12:28:13 AM): and she kind of laughs and says, sarcastically, "but i can tell you"
BBALLARL (12:28:33 AM): and hes like "im contractually obligated" but jokingly
BBALLARL (12:28:57 AM): and then hes like "no, we're playing this year. yeah."
strokesoco (12:29:04 AM): ahaahaha
strokesoco (12:29:08 AM): thats so awesome
BBALLARL (12:29:13 AM): and i think i got the douchey grin and said something to the effect "awesome, thats so rad"
BBALLARL (12:29:20 AM): and i asked if he was excited
BBALLARL (12:29:31 AM): and hes like "yeah, its been a long time since the 4 of us were on stage together"
BBALLARL (12:29:39 AM): and then said "how did you know about that?"
strokesoco (12:29:42 AM): HAHAHAHA
BBALLARL (12:29:47 AM): and i said "i post on the message board"
BBALLARL (12:30:00 AM): "and that you guys were rumored and stuff"
BBALLARL (12:30:14 AM): and then i said "you guys played 99 right?"
strokesoco (12:30:20 AM): lol
BBALLARL (12:30:23 AM): and hes like "yeah, we did. i remember cause i had laryngitis"
strokesoco (12:30:27 AM): aww
BBALLARL (12:30:29 AM): and i was like "oh yeah i have a bootleg of that"
strokesoco (12:30:35 AM): damn you had a whole convo with the man!
BBALLARL (12:30:39 AM): (im such a loser...message board, bootlegs, etc)
strokesoco (12:30:54 AM): but youre a winner cause you fucking talked to zach de la rocha!
BBALLARL (12:31:35 AM): and hes like "cool". so then i said they could go in front of us in line because they were there first (untrue, i just was kind of excited) and i said "nice to meet you" again and they said the same and they left
strokesoco (12:31:55 AM): awww andrew
BBALLARL (12:31:57 AM): he bought kendal jackson red wine from 7-11
strokesoco (12:31:59 AM): amazing
strokesoco (12:32:02 AM): hahahahaha
BBALLARL (12:32:06 AM): and then drove off in his bmw
strokesoco (12:32:07 AM): so cool
BBALLARL (12:32:08 AM): which was dirty

01-21-2007, 05:24 PM

01-21-2007, 05:24 PM
andrew's story was awesome, and i'm proud of him for not leaking it on the board.

01-21-2007, 05:25 PM

01-21-2007, 05:33 PM
About 10 years ago, Zach came into the restaurant I was working in. I was so dumbstruck that I couldn't speak - to anyone - and the only word that I could think was "Zach".

01-21-2007, 05:40 PM
About 10 years ago, Zach came into the restaurant I was working in. I was so dumbstruck that I couldn't speak - to anyone - and the only word that I could think was "Zach". you could have asked him about playing coachella.

01-21-2007, 05:42 PM
Cheers to not leaking this story on the board. I bought a Slurpee at 7-11 once and immediately told 35 people, so I am certainly impressed.

01-21-2007, 05:57 PM
He drives a Beamer, eh?

01-21-2007, 05:58 PM
Oh yeah, that's a fucking rad story. How many people di you tell? Tessa, Gabe, Jennie...

01-21-2007, 05:59 PM
Coachella didn't exist then.

That was a joke, chief.

01-21-2007, 05:59 PM
you could have asked him about playing coachella.

Coachella didn't exist then.

01-21-2007, 06:09 PM
cool. im down.

01-21-2007, 06:17 PM
Andrew, great story bro. Always fun to hear good shitty like that. And yes, you did a great job of keeping that a secret.

P.S. Go Patriots

01-21-2007, 06:18 PM
He drives a Beamer, eh?

I saw Tom Morello cruisin in an Escalade a couple years back.

01-21-2007, 06:24 PM
Well, we knew Tom was Ok with selling out to the man (see: Audioslave)

01-21-2007, 06:31 PM
RANDOM QUESTION: Has anyone seen RATM live? Zack jumping around. Tom just killing the guitar... Thia is a great thing to happen. RATM will absolutely dominate their set in coachella. Anyone who thinks otherwise, you've either gotten too old or too snobby (or you prefer Manilow). They'll kill.

01-21-2007, 06:32 PM
definitely going the day RATM plays

01-21-2007, 06:36 PM
It's a shame they can;t OPEN the festival... Imagine getting your day started off with "F you, I won;t do what you tell me"... Then again, we don;t need people fighting to the death in the desert, so...

01-21-2007, 06:37 PM
I've seen RATM 6 times in Denver. Every time they killed it. Probably one of the best bands I've ever seen. RATM at red rocks in 97 or 96 is probably one of the best shows I've ever witnessed, and red rocks sucks.

01-21-2007, 07:33 PM
And everyone thought I was telling lies when I said they were getting back together.....

Damn you to hell and back...then back again.

01-21-2007, 08:13 PM
I adore this

full on idle
01-22-2007, 06:05 AM
OH man Keriann I was just about to put this as my sig:
BBALLARL (12:31:57 AM): he bought kendal jackson red wine from 7-11
BBALLARL (12:32:06 AM): and then drove off in his bmw
BBALLARL (12:32:08 AM): which was dirty

good taste in lols lady.

01-22-2007, 08:21 AM
I went to high school with Zack(although he was younger,my brother knew him alot better)and one time I helped bribe a bouncer to get him in a Bad Brains show,and I have to tell you he's always been one of the nicest,most charming,and genuine people that I've known.
One time I was at my friend Adam's house in Irvine and Zack stopped by before he was going to play that night at the Coach house in San Juan Capistrano,just to say hi and see if Adam's mom wanted to be on the guest list.I remember him and Adam singing "Jump" by Kriss Kross and joking around.That's sorta the way I remember Zack,even though I've seen RATM alot since then.I'll be there on the 29th,for sure.

01-22-2007, 08:37 AM
That's a nice story. (I am being serious)

01-22-2007, 09:01 AM
Screw telling Andrew you're proud of him for not leaking. I wish you'd leaked, Andrew. ;)

01-22-2007, 09:04 AM
rad story man!

01-22-2007, 01:14 PM
That was money.

01-22-2007, 10:34 PM
Well, we knew Tom was Ok with selling out to the man (see: Audioslave)

01-29-2007, 09:57 PM
That was an awsome story. Its good to see a thread not full of american wankers whinning about rage and RHCP and any other name they recognize on the list. I signed up on this message board thing wanting to share some excitement and get people geared up about this once in a life time opportunity. Never seen rage before, I'm from canada, and a bit young for their time any ways, so this is living a dream. Thank you ppl for feeding my excitment!!!!
Oh, and a question for you ppl who have seen rage live in the states. I love to mosh, but moshing in Canada isnt punching in the face or going for blood or anything like that to us. We shove around and get worked up, but in a brotherly kind of way, not so combative you know what I mean? If someone falls down, 3-4 ppl stop to help him up and make sure he is good to go again. All I'm asking is what can I expect from this massive, high energy mosh pit and are people going to be head-hunting out there or what?

01-29-2007, 09:59 PM
haha f you mang canadians know how to fucking kick it

01-29-2007, 09:59 PM
see the other mosh thread

01-30-2007, 04:33 PM
We mosh like Peter Worrell on PCP.

01-30-2007, 05:39 PM
hahahaha if he had posted the convo it would have just been flamed to fuck for 2 weeks anyways

"yeah yeah i knew the guy who was working the til at 7-11 and he said it was zach braff not zach de la rocha"

and then the shins would have been headlining or something.

02-10-2007, 07:40 AM
I can't wait for the great amazing mosh pits!! aaaah yeaah great times to come!!! Andrew! Great story!

02-10-2007, 08:20 AM

02-10-2007, 10:50 AM
i hate you but no tight story its cool now that you would be able to have a conversation about rage without him getting pissed and it being at 711 is freakin tight i love 711 my sn on all my video games is slurpeejerky711 tight